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The Uses of Aluminum 6063 and 6061 in Aircraft Manufacturing

6xxx series aircraft grade aluminum alloys have successively developed 6061, 6063, 6013, 6056 and other alloys, which are used for aircraft protection panels, skins, flanges and other parts. Aluminum 6063 is a well-known aluminum alloy with high strength, good corrosion resistance and strong plasticity. Compared with other aluminum alloys, it is more suitable for making various structural parts.

In addition, aviation aluminum 6063 rods can also be used to manufacture various vehicle components. For example, in vehicles such as cars, using it can improve the performance of the vehicle and extend the service life of the vehicle. At the same time, it can also be used to manufacture bicycle or motorcycle parts to ensure the stability and comfort of the riding experience.

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In transportation construction fields such as subways and high-speed rails, it can be used to manufacture tracks, vehicles and station components. In electronic product manufacturing, it can also be used to make components such as casings for mobile phones, computers and other electronic devices. In addition, 6063 aluminum rods can also be used to manufacture various parts such as screws and fasteners.

A notable feature of aluminum 6061 is its heat treatability. Heat treatment of 6061 can significantly improve its mechanical properties, especially hardness. The process involves heating the alloy to a specific temperature, holding it at that temperature for a certain period of time, and then rapidly cooling it. Heat-treated 6061-T6 is one of the most common forms of this alloy and offers higher strength levels.

As for corrosion resistance, 6061 aluminum performs very well, especially when it is anodized or covered with a protective coating. This property makes it a favorite in industries such as marine applications or outdoor equipment, where weather resistance is critical.

Aluminum 6061 contains more silicon and copper than 6063, contributing to its greater strength and hardness. This makes 6061 aluminum more suitable for applications that require higher strength, such as construction or automotive parts.

On the other hand, 6063 aluminum has a higher magnesium content, lower silicon content, and is more prone to formability and processability. This composition is beneficial for applications requiring intricate designs and superior surface finishes, such as window frames and trim.

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